Cunard Line's flagship, the Queen Mary 2, will mark a major milestone on her 6th July crossing from New York to Southampton, achieving her 200th Transatlantic Crossing in her ninth season since entering service in 2004.
In what was a surprise announcement, Royal Caribbean have announced that their largest and most impressive ship, the Oasis of the Seas will be coming to Europe in the autumn of 2014.
P&O Cruises have announced their expanded programme of cruises for the 2014-2015 season totalling 269 cruises, visiting 218 places including 17 new destinations in 77 countries.
Two passengers on board the Adonia for a three month trip round central and southern America were shot whilst on the holiday island of Barbados.
Cunard Line has renewed its commitment to the joy of dressing up aboard its three ships with an update to its dress codes, while at the same time encouraging the loosening of ties on its less formal nights.
Royal Caribbean International has announced its 2014 Mediterranean cruises to complete its future European deployment.
The following is the press release of the 19th March by Carnival Cruises in its entirety.
Passengers disembarked at the old Kai Tak airport for the first time in 15 years on the 17th March after the Celebrity Millennium berthed at the new cruise terminal built on the site of the city's former airport.
The Regal Princess, the new flagship of the Princess Cruises was launched on the 27th March at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard near Venice. Delivery is scheduled for the spring of 2014, while its sister ship, the Royal Princess, is due to be delivered very soon.
Last Tuesday, Professor Clive Palmer along with representatives from Finnish marine consultant Deltamarin, announced the Titanic II project was taking shape and the official signing of a construction contract with a Chinese shipyard could happen as soon as next week.
Norwegian Breakaway, the largest ship ever built in Germany, was floated out of Meyer Werft’s covered building dock last Sunday morning where the 146,600-tonne ship has been under construction since September 2011.
On the 12th March, Cunard Line’s Queen Elizabeth will meet the old Queen Mary in a Cunard Royal Rendezvous at Long Beach Harbour, California.
According to data from the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the derelict Lyubov Orlova has been spotted roughly 1,300 nautical miles off the coast of Ireland.
The Board of Directors of Fincantieri have approved the company’s 2012 financial statement. In it they comment on a profit in excess of 15 million Euros on a turnover of over 2.4 billion Euros, of which more than 70% is from the export market.
MSC Cruises has announced that they are to add the port of Le Havre to the French ports already served by the cruise line.
Carnival Corporation, the parent company of Princess Cruises has announced that it is to substantially expand its operations in Japan from 2014 with the addition of a second ship to the land of the rising sun.
P&O Cruises is heading to several major UK cities including Newcastle and Manchester on the hunt for new talent to join its Headliners Theatre Company.
The Panama Canal expansion is moving forward to reach its goal of bolstering the waterway’s capacity in order to provide a better service to customers and to allow ships of up to 50 metres wide to pass through its locks and canals.
The first steel-cutting took place at the German shipyard of Meyer Werft on the 5th February marking the start of construction of the new Project Sunshine ships for Royal Caribbean International.
Windstar Cruises parent company, Xanterra Parks & Resorts, has completed the purchase of three Seabourn ships; the Seabourn Pride, the Seabourn Legend and the Seabourn Spirit. Under the project name Global Windstar, the expansion will double the size of Windstar’s recently renovated, three luxury sailing yacht fleet, making the company the market leader in small-ship cruising with 300 or fewer passengers, with a total of 1,230 berths.
Cruise passengers watched in horror as five crewmen were killed in an accident on the Thompson Majesty whilst the ship was on a cruise to the Canary Islands.
An engine room fire that left the Carnival Triumph stranded without power in the Gulf of Mexico for several days was caused by a leak in the fuel return line for the number 6 diesel generator in the main engine room.
In what has probably been the worse kept secret in the cruise industry for some time, Royal Caribbean announced on the 27th December that they had signed a contract with STX to construct a third Oasis-class vessel for delivery in mid 2016.
MSC Cruises has announced that the Melody, the smallest ship in the MSC Cruises’ fleet, is retiring from service with immediate effect and will no longer offer cruises on behalf of the Geneva-based company.
Norwegian Cruise Line is starting off 2013 with a big bang by announcing that the Norwegian Breakaway, currently under construction at Meyer Werft and due to arrive in Southampton on the 29th April this year, will feature an exciting fireworks show on every cruise.